Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Amy Schwabe

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent articles by Amy:

Sad to miss out on holiday theater, family parties and tree lightings this year? Do these things instead.

A lot of the typical parties, events and festivities are recommended against this holiday season during the pandemic. Here are some alternatives for your family. → Read More

Personal shopping, curbside pickup and Baby Yoda: Here's what to expect from local toy stores for Christmas 2020.

Local independent toy stores have pivoted to adjust to pandemic concerns this year. Here's what they're predicting for the holiday season. → Read More

Santa's 'in a risk category': Safe Milwaukee-area alternatives to traditional Santa visits

Traditional visits with Santa aren't safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Stores, websites and local Santas are pivoting. → Read More

Milwaukee Public Museum and Milwaukee Art Museum close to the public because of COVID-19 surge in the community

The art museum plans to reopen Jan. 2. The public museum is closed indefinitely. → Read More

This Milwaukee mom is relieved her 3-year-old is too young for virtual school. But pandemic day care is hard too.

Milwaukee mom Shay Knox is working as a social worker for MPS while her 3-year-old is back in in-person day care. → Read More

Mask-wearing has been politicized in Wisconsin. Most people still try to do ‘the friendly thing’

The science is clear, but political polarization in Wisconsin has muddied the waters, which at times, makes following public health guidelines harder. → Read More

'So far, so great': This Pewaukee mom thinks in-person pandemic schooling is going surprisingly well.

The mom of three from Pewaukee is surprised the in-person school year has been going as well as it has so far. → Read More

A Reeseville company is thanking Milwaukee poll workers with the most Wisconsin snack it could think of

The Wisconsin cheese snack maker is donating 400 pounds of its products to Milwaukee poll workers and ballot counters. → Read More

A Milwaukee affordable housing community works with artists to help kids express their feelings about the pandemic

This affordable housing community in Milwaukee has pivoted its partnership with Artists Working in Education to help children express themselves during the pandemic. → Read More

'This is just for one year:' Oconomowoc parents turn basement into homeschool classroom during the pandemic

After deciding to homeschool their kids, Robert and Sarhena Boyd turned their basement playroom into a classroom. → Read More

'It seems to lack a lot of wisdom right now': Here's why some local municipalities have canceled trick-or-treat

Here's why some Milwaukee-area communities decided against scheduling trick-or-treat times this year. → Read More

Milwaukee chefs and teenagers pair up for virtual 'Chopped'-like cooking competition fundraiser

This year's "Chopped"-style cooking competition between Milwaukee teenagers and restaurant chefs will be virtual. → Read More

'It's totally like TSA": This Milwaukee dad appreciates the pandemic safety precautions at his daughter's school

Stringent safety measures convinced Alex Zamora Jr. and his wife to send their daughter to in-person school during the pandemic. → Read More

These Milwaukee women work with people at high-risk during the pandemic. They worry about Trump's COVID response.

People who work in the Milwaukee community disagree with President Trump's downplaying of COVID-19. → Read More

Not just about protesting: Shorewood 'racism interrupter' suggests additional ways to fight for social justice

The director of programming at Public Allies Milwaukee has recommendations for people who want to fight racial injustice without going to protests. → Read More

Wisconsin schools are adapting systems for warning parents about head lice and other outbreaks to track coronavirus

Contact tracing within the schools is nothing new, but it's greatly expanded as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

'I never planned on homeschooling my kids:' Milwaukee parents balance virtual schooling with full time jobs

Both parents work outside the home in different shifts, while also supervising their three children's virtual learning. → Read More

Health officials say trick-or-treating isn't safe this year. Here are some safer ways to celebrate Halloween.

The pandemic has made trick or treating a health risk this year. There are safer alternatives to celebrate both candy and Halloween. → Read More

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: House-to-house trick-or-treating 'is not recommended'

The health department recommends celebrating Halloween at home this year. → Read More

'I don't want our block to become a transmission point': The pandemic will change neighborhood trick-or-treat

As parents and community members await trick-or-treat guidance from health officials, people in neighborhood who traditionally have huge Halloween events make plans. → Read More